Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-8-2016

Hmmm … 

That seemed to go nervously … 

As you possibly know, I’ve recently started a new job: in a call centre in Chelmsford.

Last night, for two hours?

I was taking calls: both fielding incoming ones, and doing the various bits of logging required.

According to my training buddy?

I did well enough.

Although, right now … ?

I still feel rather nervous about it: although I seem to be handling more calls than my fellow trainees.

Which seems a good sign.

Here’s hoping … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Henry 3rd acceded the throne of England, on 19th October, 1216: on the death of his father.   Who WAS his father?
Q2) John Le Carré was born: on 19th October, 1931.   His third novel was called The Spy Who Came In From The … what?
Q3) The League of Nations imposed sanctions on Fascist Italy: on 19th October, 1935.   After Fascist Italy invaded where?
Q4) The USA imposed a trade embargo, on 19th October, 1960.   On which nation?
Q5) Finally … 19th October, 1876, saw the north of Three Fingered Mordecai Brown.   Which very American sport is he famous for playing?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Treaty of Campo Formio was signed: on 18th October, 1797.   The Treaty was a peace treaty between the monarchy of Austria: and which country?
A1) France.
Q2) Erich Honeker was forced to step down: on 18th October, 1989.   As leader or where: West Germany, East Germany or Austria?
Q3) 18th October, 1804, saw the birth of King Mongkut of Thailand.   Which 1956 Yul Brynner film, is based on a period in Mongkut’s reign?
Q4) Dagobert 1st was was crowned: on 18th October, 629 AD.   As king of the whom: Franks, Romans or Britons?
A4) Franks.
Q5) Finally … 18th October, 1976, saw the funeral of Carlo Gambino.   Gambino was possibly one of the most powerful leaders of the US what?
A5) Mafia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Every writer wants to be believed. But every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.”
John Le Carré, born 19th October, 1931.
And a quick tune from the divine Divine … !

Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, I know, Olga.   :D   Mind you, that generation of Macbook had magnetic power cords: a little bit easier to manage!   (Yeah, I know he did the stage version a few times.   Wouldn’t’ve minded seeing that.   Oh … did you know there’s now a TV version of Westworld?   It looks interesting.)

†        They were quite fun, weren’t they, Debbi?   I don’t think the UK versions were quite as popular: Apple went for the artier ads over here.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) King John
Q2) Cold
Q3) Ethiopia
Q4) Cuba
Q5) Baseball… (I think the autocorrect changed birth for north…)
Yes, I was talking to a friend this weekend about Westworld but he hadn't seen it either. Intriguing. They were forever advertising The Exorcist's TV series. I had seen the main actor (Mexican, Alfonso Herrera) in a movie in Spain, recently, called 'The Chosen'... I'm watching 'Brain Dead' that's ludicrously funny. I'm pleased to hear you're doing well at work (managing phone calls is an art).

Debbi said...

So many videos! :) Wow!

1. King John
2. Cold (great book!)
3. Ethiopia (aka Abyssinia)
4. Cuba
5. baseball